updated 09/27/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/28/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
Katy, meet Polly.
Long before a cleavage-baring Katy Perry, 25, sent parents into a tizzy for her recent rendition of her hit “Hot N Cold” alongside Elmo, Sesame Street featured a busty guest of its own creation: Polly Darton.
Modeled after Dolly Parton, the country singer known for her own ample assets, Polly Darton cropped up on the children’s program from 1981 to 1993.
Billed as “the sweetest little package in down-home country goodness,” Polly Darton parodied some of Parton’s greatest hits, including “9 to 5,” whose lyrics had been tweaked for the show’s preschool audience to “counting [from] 1 to 5.”